International outrage at Kaïs Saeïd’s tyranny of his opponents and the prosecution of journalists and civilians in military courts
After Kaïs Saeïd tightened his hold on the institutions of Bel and criticized their laws and constitution, he created a new logic for a State that is quickly moving toward becoming a dictatorship under the rule of the current President as a symbol of coup d’état.
As a result, there is growing international systematic concern over the human rights situation in Tunisia.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which has called for free and fair parliamentary elections in Tunisia where people have been brought before military tribunals, has come under heavy fire for its handling of the country’s human rights and freedoms.
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada al-Nashif stated during a briefing at the start of the current Human Rights Council session that there were increasing concerns about the executive’s interference in the judiciary in Tunisia, including instances of arbitrary dismissal and the filing of criminal charges against judges.
The issue of referring civilians, including journalists, to military courts that do not adhere to international standards for fair trials has gotten increasingly stuck in this situation, as mentioned. The introduction of an arbitrary travel ban in Tunisia, which specifically targeted opposition figures, was another cause for alarm.
Because of this, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern over Tunisia’s development, acknowledged the seriousness of its task in promoting the implementation of more inclusive and thus sustainable development, and declared that it was prepared to do so. It also appealed for support for Tunisia’s resistance to and submission to authoritarian abuses.
With Saeïd executing his dictatorship against everyone who disagrees with him or demands the sovereignty of the State of institutions, inspired by the example of his neighbors to the west in the face of opposition, Tunisia’s political horizon has been barred.